Course Duration :
6 week combination of Didactic, Clinical, and Skills Lab experiences
1 twelve hour EMS ride along per course
Continuing Education Units :
Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, 6th Edition
Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum, 6th Edition, Emergency Nurses
Course Description :
This course will help prepare individuals that are new graduates and
experienced nurses new to Emergency Nursing to function as a member of
an Emergency Department Team. This course will help prepare individuals
in assessment, prioritization, treatment, and critical thinking when
dealing with emergent/critical situations.
This offering will is a 6 week course with didactic, clinical, and
skills lab instruction specific to Emergency Nursing.
An EMS experience will be provided with a Florida accredited Emergency
Medicine System. Keiser Career College in conjunction with the host
facilities Emergency Room Educator/Clinician will arrange for an intern
“ride along” with an EMS unit. This experience will allow interns the
knowledge and understanding of what pre-hospital providers experience on
a daily basis.
Course Methodology :
iii) Clinical Rotation
iv) Audiovisual aides
v) Skills Lab with Disease & Injury Simulation
vi) Case Presentations
vii) Role Playing
viii) Collaborative learning
Method of Course Delivery :
The subject matter of this course will be delivered by lectures, active
class discussion, demonstrations, videos, power point presentations, and
guest speakers when deemed appropriate.
i) A pre-test will be given to all students to assess knowledge base.
(1) Upon completion of the course the pre-test will be re-given to
assess advancement of knowledge base.
ii) Students will receive quizzes to assess knowledge retention a
passing grade is 80% or better.
iii) All students must pass the final exam with a grade of 80% or
i) Interns must attend all classes and Skills lab experiences.
ii) Interns must successfully complete all course objectives.
iii) Complete all required reading, and other assigned work.
iv) Obtain a passing grade on Final Exam & Quizzes; a passing grade is
80% or better.
Course Outline :
Module I: Trauma Assessment & 2 minute Assessment
At the end of this module Interns will be able to verbalize components
of the Primary & Secondary Assessment. They will be able to describe how
to complete a head to toe assessment, and how to complete a 2 minute
Module II: System Assessment, Injuries, Diseases, Treatment, and Nursing
Considerations for all populations
At the completion of this module the Intern will be able to assess,
assist in treatment, and management of the listed selected injuries and
Module III: Family Centered Care
Upon completion of this module the Intern will be able to verbalize
aspects of family centered care; the impacts on medical staff, patients
Module IV: Mass Casualty & Bioterrorism
This module will help prepare Interns for mass casualty situations,
weapons of mass destruction, and environmental emergencies. Upon
completion of this module the intern will be able to verbalize
appropriate rapid triage decisions, and will be able given the tools to
build upon to trouble shoot possible problems that may arise during
Module V: Professional Components
Upon completion of this module the intern will be able to verbalize
education opportunities open to the community, and delivery systems. The
intern will be educated on organ donation and recovery. The Intern will
be able to verbalize understanding of Legal aspects & Regulatory Issues
in Emergency Nursing. The Intern will receive information on the
National Governing Body: The Emergency Nurses Association.